Earth Character Tier List

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Other recommended tier lists[edit]

  • GBF Gaijins Tier List - Different priorities than GameWith. Tiers for general and advanced content. Longer character descriptions and gameplay advice.

Important notes[edit]

  • The value and usefulness of a character varies based on your rank, your team, fight length, fight mechanics and how you play.
  • Each element is evaluated on its own. A 9.5 rating in Fire is not the same as 9.5 in Water.
  • The rating reflects the median usefulness of a character. A character may lose points for being hard to use or fit in a team, or gain points for being strong against Magnas. Judging a character by HL usefulness alone may be unhelpful as HL teams tend to deviate from other content.
  • The Eternals have their own rating system separate from other characters.
  • At the end of the day this is just a tool to help you find useful characters.

Please see this page for further notes

Last updated[edit]

Ratings were last updated December 14, 2017.

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RatingCharacters
9.5AyerMahiraSaraSiegfriedVaseraga
9.0AletheiaArulumayaCagliostroDe La FilleEugenHallessenaIlsaMedusa
8.5ClarisseEustaceEustaceNemoneNezahualpilliRaziaYaiaYggdrasil
8.0AyerCatherineGayneJamilJasmineMedusaMelleauSaraVira
7.5Airi TotokiGaladarHerjaMahiraMimlemel and Pun-kinRedluckSoriz
7.0AlmeidaAnzu FutabaCainEugenJ.J.JessicaJinJinJinLadivaLamretta
6.5AugustaClaudiaEugenJuri (Event)Kanako MimuraLagunaMariahParisRackamSkullWalderYamanbagiri Kunihiro
6.0Farrah
5.5BalurgaLa CoiffeVolenna
5.0CamieuxGaladarVolenna
4.5GarmaHerjaNeneNorcelSaraVanzza
4.0FarrahJasmineWalderWalderWalder
IconNameTypeRatingRemarks
Npc m 3030121000 01.jpg
Airi Totoki Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
7.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Does surprisingly high amounts of damage between her buff and Body Heat mechanic.
  • Brings a little utility in Charm and a team heal.
  • Can die easily if attacked with too many Body Heat stacks.
Npc m 3040002000 01.jpg
Aletheia Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png Label Weapon Katana.png
9.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • High damage and very simple to use
  • Good synergy with charge attack focused teams
  • Very powerful in short fights
  • Nifty for farm content and multi-stage quests
Npc m 3030139000 01.jpg
Almeida Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030071000 01.jpg
Anzu Futaba Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
7.0

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Npc m 3040019000 01.jpg
Arulumaya Label Type Special.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
9.0

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Npc m 3030143000 01.jpg
Augusta Label Type Special.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Harp.png
6.5

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Npc m 3040084000 01.jpg
Ayer Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support
  • Synergizes well with enmity.
  • Status AggroUpArrow.pngHostility UpMore likely to be attacked
    can be used to draw attacks away from other characters (eg. Hallesena).
  • It can be difficult to keep him alive at low health, but he can unleash staggering damage.
Ayer (Summer) iconA.jpg
Ayer Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • Enmity-based attacker with good damage output.
  • Has a viable counter attack skill unlike his SSR version.
  • Chance to dodge helps him stay safe when at low HP.
  • HP management may be difficult for beginners.
Npc m 3020055000 01.jpg
Balurga Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
5.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Overdrive Assassin and a good attack stat to go with it
Npc m 3040009000 01.jpg
Cagliostro Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
9.0
  • Role: Support/Debuffer
  • Very powerful healing
  • Powerful damage and DA/TA buff at level 100
  • Can clear debuffs
  • Inflicts
    Status DefenseDown.pngDEF DownDEF is lowered
Npc m 3030184000 01.jpg
Cain Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Katana.png
7.0

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Npc m 3020047000 01.jpg
Camieux Label Type Special.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
5.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • Mostly used for her plain damage nuke to farm slimes in co-op
  • Can buff Charge Attack damage, if you feel like farming R Pendants during Strike Time
Npc m 3040074000 01.jpg
Catherine Label Type Special.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
8.0
  • Role: Debuffer
  • Inflicts the unique
    Status Temptation.pngEnticedAttacks are slightly limited
  • Dependent on RNG, can lock bosses under two separate Charm effects
  • Can expend
    Status Temptation.pngEnticedAttacks are slightly limited
    for
    Status Defiance.pngSalted WoundATK is boosted when foe is in break mode
    or
    Status Defiance.pngDefianceATK is boosted for foes in Overdrive
Npc m 3040067000 01.jpg
Clarisse Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
8.5

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Npc m 3030057000 01.jpg
Claudia Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
6.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Has two nukes, one of which does much higher damage but can miss
  • Her skill damage buff lowers defense and only lasts for one nuke
Npc m 3040113000 01.jpg
De La Fille Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
9.0
  • Role: Healer/Support
  • Has an amazing amount of healing.
  • Status Shield.pngShieldNext ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
    &
    Status Repel.pngRepelTaking less DMG and reflects attacks

    Damage Cut reducing damage taken and reflecting attacks.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    makes her an effective defensive support character.
  • Provides decent buffs, which is rare among Earth characters.
  • Her support skill randomly finds casino chips after battles.
Npc m 3030007000 01.jpg
Eugen Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
7.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • Can fill his charge bar at-will with Ignition
  • Intercept lets him dodge normal enemy attacks while dealing damage in return
Npc m 3040077000 01.jpg
Eugen Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
9.0
  • Role: Attacker/Support
  • Three turns of full charge bar for high burst damage
  • Provides 20% uplift to an ally
  • Defends other characters with Hostility UP and Counterattack
  • Synergizes well with many Earth characters
Npc m 3030085000 01.jpg
Eugen Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
6.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • His nuke deals higher damage but only during Overdrive
Npc m 3040069000 01.jpg
Eustace Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
8.5

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Npc m 3040099000 01.jpg
Eustace Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
8.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support
  • Very high charge attack damage
  • Provides party
    Status DoubleUp.pngDA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
    and
    Status EarthAtkUp.pngEarth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
  • Difficult to optimize
    Status Loaded0.pngLoadedCharge bar was absorbed by weapon
    stacks
  • Not compatible with all team compositions
  • Requires external multi-attack buffs to be effective
Npc m 3020006000 01.jpg
Farrah Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
4.0

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Npc m 3030037000 01.jpg
Farrah Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
6.0

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Npc m 3020004000 01.jpg
Galadar Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
5.0

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Npc m 3030094000 01.jpg
Galadar Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
7.5
  • Role: Tank/Defender
  • He's a quintessential tank and he does it quite well.
  • Completely outclassed by Sara, but Galadar is a suitable alternative if you don't have her.
Npc m 3020027000 01.jpg
Garma Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
4.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Has Break Assassin, giving him one turn of big damage
Npc m 3030009000 01.jpg
Gayne Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
8.0

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Npc m 3040079000 01.jpg
Hallessena Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
9.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • Has very high damage potential if allowed to reach maximum stacks of Downright Crazy!
  • However, she needs to be babysat to reach her maximum of 9 stacks of Downright Crazy! reliably
  • Thus she works very well with anyone who has
    Status AggroUpArrow.pngHostility UpMore likely to be attacked
    or
    Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
Npc m 3020001000 01.jpg
Herja Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
4.5

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Npc m 3030175000 01.jpg
Herja Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
7.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer
  • Gains
    Status AttackUpStack.pngATK Up (Stackable)ATK is boosted while active (Stackable)
    from a skill and charge attack.
  • Single target
    Status Uplift.pngUpliftedCharge bar is boosted on every turn
    buff.
  • Decent attack power, break assassin and goes well in many SSR parties.
  • Can compete with SSRs in earth for a party slot.
Npc m 3040148000 01.jpg
Ilsa Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Gun.png Label Weapon Bow.png
9.0
  • Role: Attacker/Debuffer
  • Inflicts
    Status DefenseDown.png25% DEF DownDEF is lowered

    Strength: 25%
    and
    Status Petrified 3.pngPetrifiedStops enemy's charge diamonds from filling.
  • 20,000 plain damage on normal attacks
  • Extremely powerful nuke under correct conditions
Npc m 3030149000 01.jpg
J.J. Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Harp.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030134000 01.jpg
Jamil Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
8.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • Surprisingly high damage output for an SR character.
  • Synergizes with counterattack characters–which Earth has a decent number of–such as Eugen and Ayer.
Npc m 3020012000 01.jpg
Jasmine Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
4.0

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Npc m 3030102000 01.jpg
Jasmine Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
8.0

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Npc m 3030159000 01.jpg
Jessica Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030022000 01.jpg
Jin Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030086000 01.jpg
Jin Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Katana.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030178000 01.jpg
Jin Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Katana.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030038000 01.jpg
Juri (Event) Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
6.5

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Npc m 3030089000 01.jpg
Kanako Mimura Label Type Heal.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
6.5

-

Npc m 3020058000 01.jpg
La Coiffe Label Type Special.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
5.5

-

Npc m 3030055000 01.jpg
Ladiva Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
7.0

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Npc m 3030133000 01.jpg
Laguna Label Type Special.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
6.5

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Npc m 3030013000 01.jpg
Lamretta Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
7.0
  • Role: Veil
  • Can do some decent damage with self buffs
Npc m 3040107000 01.jpg
Mahira Label Type Special.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Harp.png
9.5
  • Role: Support/Debuffer
  • Inflicts a single-sided
    Status DefenseDown.png15% DEF DownDEF is lowered

    Strength: 15%
    and
    Status EarthResDown.png20% Earth DEF DownDEF is lowered for earth DMG

    Strength: 20%
  • Provides
    Status Bonus Damage.png20% Bonus Earth DMGDeals bonus earth DMG for one-foe one-ally attacks

    Strength: 20%
    on a 3/7-turn uptime
  • Spirit Drums' buffs aren't extremely strong, but are easy to maintain at full strength
Npc m 3030229000 01.jpg
Mahira Label Type Special.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Harp.png
7.5

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Npc m 3030045000 01.jpg
Mariah Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
6.5

-

Npc m 3040123000 01.jpg
Medusa Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.0

-

Medusa (Valentine) iconA.jpg
Medusa Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
9.0

-

Npc m 3040022000 01.jpg
Melleau Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
8.0
  • Role: Attacker
  • Has self-
    Status Veil.pngVeilImmune to debuffs.
    Lasts until it resists at least 1 debuff.
    to ward off status effects.
  • Her nuke and two turns of 100%
    Status TripleUp.pngTA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
    generate lots of charge bar.
  • Only has 30%
    Status AttackUp.pngATK UpATK is boosted
    for a reliable damage buff.
  • Generally overshadowed by Earth's other attacker options.
Npc m 3030220000 01.jpg
Mimlemel and Pun-kin Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Harp.png Label Weapon Melee.png
7.5

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Npc m 3040085000 01.jpg
Nemone Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Erune.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
8.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Massive single-turn burst damage if given time to set up; roughly 3 million damage by herself.
  • Great early and mid game Earth attacker for new players that pick Earth as their first element.
  • Low defense and long set up time leaves her lagging behind when MVP racing.
  • Synergizes with Eugen (Grand) quite well.
Npc m 3020051000 01.jpg
Nene Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
4.5

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Npc m 3030237000 01.jpg
Nezahualpilli Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Spear.png
8.5

-

Npc m 3020033000 01.jpg
Norcel Label Type Special.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Staff.png
4.5

-

Npc m 3030157000 01.jpg
Paris Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
6.5

-

Npc m 3030048000 01.jpg
Rackam Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
6.5

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Npc m 3040109000 01.jpg
Razia Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Gun.png Label Weapon Spear.png
8.5

Role: Attacker/Defender

  • Protects allies with
    Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    and innate increased Hostility.
  • Works very well with Ayer for Tezcatlipoca teamcomps.
  • Has a very strong nuke, capping out at 2.7m damage.
  • Requires actually being hit for her skillset to work.
  • Good firepower when you need some defense on the team.
Npc m 3030122000 01.jpg
Redluck Label Type Special.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
7.5

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Npc m 3040041000 01.jpg
Sara Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
9.5
  • Role: Tank/Defender
  • Granblue Fantasy's pinnacle tank character; all other defensive characters are compared to Sara.
  • Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    and her 1000%
    Status DefenseUp.pngDEF UpDEF is boosted
    buff counters enemy single-target charge attacks, even Wind attacks.
  • Has 50% Damage Cut, which can completely shut down attacks when paired with the appropriate 3★ Carbuncle.
  • Short cooldowns on her skillset allow her abilities to be up for most (if not all) enemy charge attacks.
  • Low damage output unless she gets very low on health.
Npc m 3030021000 01.jpg
Sara Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
4.5

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Npc m 3030147000 01.jpg
Sara Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.0

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Npc m 3040025000 01.jpg
Siegfried Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png Label Weapon Katana.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Before his 5★ uncap, he hits hard but is squishy and has little utility.
  • Becomes very bulky with the level 100 upgrade to his unique Manigance buff.
  • Gains his team utility at 90 when his Water Resist buff applies to the entire team.
  • Synergy with Ultima Sword (Earth) square.jpg Ultima Sword (Earth) helps him be a consistent damage dealer.
Npc m 3030112000 01.jpg
Skull Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Harvin.png
Label Weapon Gun.png
6.5

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Npc m 3030020000 01.jpg
Soriz Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
7.5
  • Role: Attacker
  • Stacking Attack buff and potential counters lets him put out large amounts of damage.
  • Two Double Attack buffs
  • Has no real utility since his counter lacks Hostility Up.
Npc m 3020037000 01.jpg
Vanzza Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
4.5

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Npc m 3040146000 01.jpg
Vaseraga Label Type Attack.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Axe.png
9.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Tank
  • Very high damage output and durability via first ability
  • Can defend more vulnerable allies via Hostility Up
  • Party
    Status Uplift.pngCharge BoostInstantly boosts Charge Bar
  • Powerful enmity-based nuke with additional damage after charge attack
Npc m 3040053000 01.jpg
Vira Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
8.0
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer
  • Dispel,
    Status Charm.pngCharmedAttacks are slightly limited
    and party healing
  • Powerful burst attacker after some windup
  • Can fit into many compositions due to her versatility
Npc m 3020007000 01.jpg
Volenna Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
5.0

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Npc m 3030056000 01.jpg
Volenna Label Type Defense.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
5.5

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Npc m 3020013000 01.jpg
Walder Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
4.0

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Walder (Event) iconA.jpg
Walder Label Type Special.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
6.5
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Debuffer
  • Walder in Super Ranger Mode has very high damage output, but it only lasts 3 turns.
  • Requires 8 turns to enter Super Ranger Mode, greatly limiting his overall effectiveness.
  • Status DefenseUp.pngOther SelfTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    with
    Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    is a strong combination.
  • Can debuff
    Status Blind.pngBlindedAttacks have a slight chance to miss
    , which is useful for newer players.
Npc m 3020028000 01.jpg
Walder Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
4.0

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Npc m 3020022000 01.jpg
Walder Label Type Balance.png
Label Race Human.png
Label Weapon Dagger.png
4.0

-

Npc m 3030111000 01.jpg
Yaia Label Type Special.png
Label Race Draph.png
Label Weapon Sabre.png
8.5

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Yamanbagiri Kunihiro iconA.jpg
Yamanbagiri Kunihiro Label Type Special.png
Label Race Unknown.png
Label Weapon Katana.png
6.5
  • Role: Attacker/Debuffer
  • Has a good self-buff.
  • Status DefenseDown.png10% DEF DownDEF is lowered

    Strength: 10%
    effect is low, but may still be useful for beginners.
Yggdrasil iconA.jpg
Yggdrasil Label Type Special.png
Label Race Primal.png
Label Weapon Melee.png
8.5
  • Role: Support
  • Party critical hit buff
  • Clears debuffs
  • Can protect enmity characters with shield
  • Passive hostility up with increased charged bar generation